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Old 09-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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Now that we're down to three birds, most of the time I spend with them is with all three. I take Rocky with me to the birds' room and hang out with him and Clyde (a Quaker) and Freddie (a lutino cockatiel).

Freddie, who is quite a mimic, has decided to teach Rocky to whistle. It's so cute. Freddie will sit on a perch and look straight at Rocky and whistle the same thing over and over and over and then wait, hopefully, for Rocky to repeat it. Rocky is a slow learner. He has finally learned a wolf whistle but he is only two notes into the intro to Beethoven's Fifth. Freddie is endlessly patient and keeps working on him long after I'd have given it up as a lost cause, night after night.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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I forgot the funniest thing. We were watching a video yesterday and one of the songs on it was "It's a Kind of Magic" by Queen, and Rocky started dancing. He even had steps and was in perfect time.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:46 AM
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I love it! You should catch one of these tutor sessions on video and share it with us....sounds absolutely adorable
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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I will if I can, but Clyde HATES my phone and Freddie will stop being cute if he thinks I'm paying attention. I have to pretend I'm looking at something else.
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Amazing how birds learn from each other. Makes sense given they are keen observers of their environment.
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